Joiner's Case Summary

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In scenario B applying the Joiner et al. (2007) suicide risk assessment for determining if a 22-year-old black male (Jack) on a transportation hold is a high risk for suicide by using the following four criteria’s, i.e. desire to die, capacity to commit suicide, intent, and buffers against suicide. Suggest he is at a medium to high risk for suicide with the capability of harming others if some interventions are not incorporated for his to shift his psyche towards a hopeful future. Scott, Boylan, & Jungers (2015) refers to Joiner et al. (2007) concept of impression versus “pertinent information regarding the lethality of the person” (Scott, Boylan, & Jungers, 2015, p. 176). Based on this criteria the description of Jack’s past indicates he
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